Only a few selected models are among the best touchscreens, partly because there are no screens with sports touch capabilities. But whether for creative use, in the office or simply to have a slightly more interactive screen, these screens are worth a visit.
With a touch screen at your fingertips, you can streamline your workflow and make it easier and more intuitive to navigate your daily work. This can save you time and make your setup more versatile. After all, you will not get the same instant feedback even from the best mice or keyboards.
This is not to say that all touch screens are worth the investment. Just like the way we test monitors, we take into account several factors when deciding which ones are worth recommending. We look at the accuracy and responsiveness of touch capabilities, image quality and the type of features included, not to mention their effectiveness.
Essentially, we’ve done the work of helping you find the right one for your needs. We’ve scoured the market for the best touchscreens and rounded them up here, from full-sized screens ideal for a desktop computer to portable screens for those who need a different screen on the go. Some we have tested or used ourselves, and others we have included based on our expertise. And since availability varies between the US and the UK, we’ve divided even the best touchscreens into two categories.
If you prefer a more traditional monitor, possibly with a higher resolution, check out our guide to the best 4K monitors. If accurate colors are important to you, whether you are a photographer or a video editor, you may want to invest in one of the best monitor calibrators.
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01. Dell P2418HT
With so many options on the market, our selection of the best touchscreen monitors comes down to the details. And the details are something that Dell’s P2418HT monitor does brilliantly. This 1080p monitor on a 23.8-inch panel has an LCD display for excellent resolution, contrast and color. In addition, it has an anti-glare surface that works wonderfully in distracting light conditions, as well as ultra-thin bezels that give it an elegant touch and give you more screen space.
However, it is his ingenious articulated standard that stands out well here. Dell is no stranger to shiny stands -for example, the Dell C1422H has one of the best stands we’ve ever seen on a portable monitor – and we’re seeing it again here. It allows you to enlarge, rotate and orient the screen up to 60 degrees, giving you versatility and excellent ergonomics in the workplace. You can go from using it as a regular monitor to drawing on it in seconds. This may be slightly more expensive than some of the other touchscreen monitors on this list, but it offers great value for money.
02. ViewSonic TD2230
The ViewSonic TD2230 is a small, lightweight and portable touch screen monitor, which makes it perfect for anyone who has limited office space and/or needs to travel with their screen. The 22-inch Full HD IPS display offers beautifully sharp image quality and high visual accuracy. The screen is also scratch-resistant, and the design of the bookcase allows it to be tilted and adjusted from 20 to 70 degrees, or rested flat.
The connection ports are all located on the side of the monitor and provide easy access. You benefit from HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA and USB connectivity. The monitor offers low power consumption-ideal for your pocket and the planet. The colors are a bit dull, but overall it’s a great buy for anyone looking for a portable touchscreen.
03. Dell P2219H
Are you looking for a inexpensive touch screen monitor from a reputable brand? Available at a great price, the Dell P2219H 21.5-inch IPS monitor still does an impressive job, making it one of the best touchscreen monitors available for those on a budget.
The stand is well adjustable and the ultra-thin edges offer an elegant look. With up to 250 nits of brightness, 178-degree viewing angles and Full HD resolution, the display works perfectly, although the colors are not accurate enough for professional photo editing or design work. It uses technology that reduces harmful blue light emissions, making it easier for your eyes to work during long work sessions.
04. Asus ProArt PA148CTV Display
While creative professionals usually opt for larger screens, there is definitely a place for portable monitors when creating content. Mobile users in particular can benefit from a portable monitor designed specifically for video editors, designers and music producers. The ProArt Display PA148CTV is a rarity in the sea of portable monitors with its robust set of features aimed at creative people. They include the Asus Wheel, a body wheel that you can use to make adjustments to your project effortlessly, whether you’re in Lightroom, Premiere Pro or Photoshop. There is also the virtual control panel function, which allows you to use the screen itself as a touch-screen control panel, simplifying your workflow.
This is a touch screen monitor for creative people, you get impeccable color coverage (100% sRGB and 100% Rec.709), excellent color accuracy of ΔE < 2 out of the box and Calman control. There are also many other features, all packed into an incredibly compact 14-inch form. If you are looking to enlarge your real estate screen while traveling or in the field, this is the best choice.
05. Viewsonic TD1655
The Viewsonic TD1655 is another small portable option from Viewsonic, and one that comes with a budget price tag. The 15.6-inch monitor offers a resolution of 1080p, which is more than enough for a panel of this size. It’s a little light on special features, but it delivers where it counts.
The image quality is excellent, although the brightness of 250 nit may not be enough for some people. And the 10-point projective capacitive touchscreen works smoothly, especially with the stylus, which is included, and adds value. In addition, you can easily flip the screen orientation vertically, which is convenient when working with code or scrolling through documents or online chats. And thanks to the USB – C port, which delivers up to 60 W of power in both directions, you can have a minimalist configuration.